I don't mean to complain, but the problem with writing romance is there's no respect. It's one of the most sneered at genres out there, and yet it sell more than any other genre. 50 % of book sales are for romance books.
I've been sneered at by family.
From one of my BIL's who just heard that I had published a book, "Oh, it's probably one of those books with all the sex in it."
And an older SIL said, "My sister published a book too, but it wasn't like that... a romance. It's was a non-fiction, because she's a professional."
On a critique group, that had a promo day, a member tore apart my published book with this comment: "This is why I hate romance."
The only thing you can do is shake your head and move on.